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Budi N

Budi Nugroho P.

 

29
October

A Aircraft, flight number JT 610 operated by Lion Air crashed this morning in the Java Sea, north of Karawang, West Java. The aircraft headed to Pangkal Pinang, Bangka Belitung Province. 

29
October

 

"Don't let Indonesia advance in technology but retreat in culture, civilization. Don't happen."

A piece of the sentence was said by President Joko Widodo when he opened the 5th ASEAN 2018 Indigenous and Indigenous Festival (FKMA).

Starting his remarks, the President invited all parties to continue to maintain, maintain, and maintain a sense of unity, brotherhood and harmony among the people of the nation. Because according to him, these three things are the biggest assets of the Indonesian people.

"On this good occasion we can meet, the king, the Sultan of the Sultanate across the archipelago. How can we see now our differences. Different religions, customs, traditions, tribes, this is a gift that God gave us to the people of Indonesia," the President said in Sumenep District Square, Sunday, October 28 2018.

These differences, according to the President, will be potential and strength if the Indonesian people unite and get along well.
He also stressed, did not want the Indonesian nation to advance in technology but to retreat in culture and civilization.

"Progress must continue to be rooted in local wisdom. I remind you to maintain unity. Don't be trapped in the utterance of hatred, slander, hoaks. It was not taught by our ancestors, ancestors, sultans and kingdoms. Let's advance respectful and civilized civilization," he stressed. .

At the event which will take place on October 27 to 31, 2018, the President appears to be dressed in a typical Javanese king's clothes complete with a golden crown and a black beskap crown. Likewise with First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo who looked elegant wearing clothes that were in harmony with the President's clothes.

26
October

Efforts to strengthen trade and maritime cooperation were discussed during my meeting with the Vice President and Minister for Foreign affairs of the Republic of Panama Isabel St. Malo (MOFA- 24 October 2018)

22
October

 

Today, October 22, 2018, the Indonesian nation commemorates National Santri Day. Since the National Santri Day was launched by President Joko Widodo in 2015, the government and the people have specifically organized various activities to commemorate the National Santri Day. The theme for this year's commemoration is "Being with Santri, Indonesian Peaceful” The commemorative peak was held in Bandung, West Java on Sunday night.

Of course, there is a strong reason why specifically stipulated October 22nd as National Santri Day. This cannot be separated from the struggle to maintain Indonesian independence which was proclaimed on August 17, 1945. History has noted that in achieving and maintaining Indonesian independence, the ulamas, kiai, and santri have a major role. The stipulation on October 22 is based on the Jihad Resolution presented by the founder of Nahdlatul Ulama, Kiai Haji Hasyim Asy'ari in Surabaya, East Java on October 22, 1945. Hasyim Asy'ari called on his students to join in the struggle to prevent Dutch troops from returning to Indonesia through ' Netherlands Indies Civil Administration '-NICA. Quoting President Joko Widodo's statement at the Santri Nusantara Grand Event in the context of 2018 National Santri Day in Solo Vastenburg Fortress, Central Java on Saturday night, the establishment of National Santri Day is a state respect and appreciation to the kiai, the ulema, the santri and all components of the nation who follow their good role models.

Being a santri means attending an Islamic education at Islamic boarding schools or Pesantren. Staying in the place until the education is complete has become the choice of some Indonesian people. The knowledge transfer is also more developed. Arabic and English become compulsory lessons in many Pesantrens today. In addition to the teachings of Islam, the students are taught to develop life skills and get vocational education. The goal is that students can become professional entrepreneurs in various fields. Santri and Pesantren continue to develop their major role not only in teaching Islam, but also as a socio-cultural institution in the formation of an ideal society. Islamic boarding schools have great potential to create new entrepreneurs and grow small and medium-sized industrial sectors.

With the enactment of the National Santri Day, this will further motivate the santri to strengthen their existence. As their predecessors did, they fought and maintained Indonesian independence. National Santri Day is expected to further strengthen the position of the santri in their major role of guarding the country, and the Unitary Republic of Indonesia. Being with Santri, Indonesian is peaceful. Happy National Santri Day!